Swinburne collaborates with Capgemini to establish a Global Blockchain Centre of Excellence


Capgemini and Swinburne University of Technology have announced a new global Blockchain Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Melbourne. The CoE will undertake blockchain research, innovation and education, focused on advancing blockchain technologies, platforms, assets and systems to allow further uptake of the technology by industry and society.

“Blockchain is at the heart of the fourth industrial revolution and digital economy,” says Swinburne Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Development) Professor Aleksandar Subic. “We see this technology as the key digital innovation platform supporting global supply chains and trade across a range of industry sectors. This partnership with Capgemini will allow us to consolidate our complementary capabilities and networks within the scope of an interdisciplinary Centre of Excellence. This development will allow experts to engage collaboratively from across the university and industries with leading capabilities in financial services, computer science, engineering, design, law and business.”

The Centre will provide research-led thought leadership as well as drive strategic blockchain developments in financial services, creative industries, manufacturing, food, pharmaceutical and health domains. The multi-disciplinary team from Swinburne University will engage with Capgemini’s network of global experts to lead innovative blockchain solutions from proof-of-concept to production, by addressing complex business problems focused on financial services, trade and supply chain areas.

“Applying blockchain to enterprises is a game changer for many industries. There are some exciting use cases across industries in the marketplace that are showing the benefits of blockchain-enabled solutions. Our collaboration with Swinburne University will provide a platform for industry collaboration with academic institutions and start-up communities to support innovation and growth in today’s digital economy,” added Sudhir Pai, Chief Technology Officer for Financial Services at Capgemini.

Activities at the Capgemini Blockchain Centre of Excellence at Swinburne will be co-led by Sudhir Pai for Capgemini and Swinburne’s Professor Yang Xiang, Dean of Digital Research & Innovation Capability Platform.

About Capgemini
A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. It is a multicultural company of 200,000 team members in over 40 countries. The Group reported 2017 global revenues of EUR 12.8 billion. Visit us at www.capgemini.com.
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About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a world-class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. Swinburne is committed to delivering world-leading research outcomes and innovations to transform industry, shape lives and communities.  In 2017, Swinburne launched a number of exciting initiatives that will drive our future research achievements. Our new ‘Innovation Precinct’ in Melbourne is a hub of world-class research-led innovation activity, and our five Research Institutes focus on big challenges facing our industries and society. In recent years, Swinburne has become one of the world’s leading universities and our rankings reinforce Swinburne as a university with a depth of expertise in teaching and research, both in Australia and internationally.